Saturday, October 31, 2009

New square wall panel

Just made this new 4" square wall panel. I'm pretty happy with it--especially the color and I think they would look really nice in multiples; so that means I need to make some more!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

I Won!

Last year we got this sweater for N. on sale at J. Crew. It may not look like anything special, but it is really warm and comfortable, so though we bought it for him, a tug-of-war ensued. He would come home to find me wearing it and I would keep it on until he started to complain too loudly about being cold. But all's well that ends well (for me!). We just bought N. a new sweater this weekend and this sweater is now mine!

Friday, October 16, 2009

More skulls.

My cousin Nick's skull.

My Aunt Roberta's.

I think everybody did really well!

Skull Roundup

My brother's skull.

My Aunt Betty's.

My mom's.

My cousin Jenny's boyfriend, Mike's skull.

My cousin Jenny's.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

My succulents

I bought these plants from the Botanical Garden a couple weeks ago. I used an old copper bowl I made for the planter.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Skull painting

Spent Sunday painting Mexican-style skulls for Dia de los Muertos. Michael's had these paper skulls on sale last week so we bought a bunch and my mom printed off images from the internet to use as reference. Good times.

I'll post pictures of everyone else's skulls when I get them from my mom's camera.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

My moss terrarium

It looks like I may have picked up a couple grass seeds with the moss I nabbed--it's started to sprout.

I'm loving me some moss.

This is the real reason I went to the Botanical Garden--the moss area in the Japanese garden. I would love to have a yard covered in moss someday because it's pretty, clean, and doesn't need to be mowed.

Instead, I made myself a moss terrarium in a mason jar.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

My favorite greenhouse at MoBot.

I guess this is a pretty traditional English style greenhouse with lots of tropical plants but all that green on the ground is Baby's Tears, which I love. It makes me think of the apartment greenhouse in the movie Green Card--not a great movie, but the greenhouse is so beautiful that it's worth watching just to see it.

I took a walk this morning

at the gorgeous Missouri Botanical Garden because they have free morning hours on Wednesdays and Saturdays. I have many photographs to share, but the first are these crazy mums--at least I'm pretty sure they're mums judging by the shapes of the leaves and the styles of the flowers.